Is a U.S.-China partnership possible? Are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan making U.S. enemies weaker? Do drone strikes comply with international law? This updated second edition of Issues for Debate in American Foreign Policy takes up these and other compelling questions. Sixteen chapters explore who the key players are, what's at stake, and explain why recognizing past and current developments is so crucial to the future. Drawn from the award-winning CQ Researcher, selections skilfully cover the range of fact, analysis, and opinion surrounding an issue.

Future of the Euro

Future of the euro

An election worker counts ballots after Ireland's general election on Feb. 25, in which the ruling party suffered a crushing defeat amid public anger over the country's economic crisis. Ireland's new prime minister, Enda Kenny, resisted pressure at an EU summit the following month to raise Ireland's low corporate tax rate — which attracts corporations like Google to Dublin — as the price for lowering the interest rate charged by the EU to Ireland for its bailout.

When two German lawmakers suggested last year that Greece sell off some of its islands and artworks in exchange for a bailout from the European Union, the suggestion caused much hilarity in the European press.

“We give you cash, you give us Corfu ...

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